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Sportsman's Memories (1944)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  22 April 1944 (USA)
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Filmmaker Pete Smith is very protective of the trophies and other mementos associated with his films that are located in his office at the studio, but knows that Fabian Tecumseh Funk aka "... See full summary »

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Filmmaker Pete Smith is very protective of the trophies and other mementos associated with his films that are located in his office at the studio, but knows that Fabian Tecumseh Funk aka "Joe", the studio custodian who cleans his office, is the one who is always fussing around with those mementos. As Joe fiddles around with those mementos on this specific occasion, Pete recalls the films and incidents associated with those items, most which are related to sporting events. They include a fishing reel used in the capture of marlin while fishing off a blimp gondola, a harpoon used by two fishermen in a row boat who were able to capture a 2,000 pound devil fish, a lariat used to capture bears who were killing off livestock in Arizona, and a ski plane named "One Lung Lizzie" and a gun which were used to kill coyotes in Montana. Written by Huggo

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Decent Smith Short
22 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sportsman's Memories (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mixed bag from Pete Smith shows a janitor going into his room where we see various "sportman trophies" from Smith's various hunts. We then see footage from various strange hunts including shooting coyotes from a plane, capturing bears with ropes and fishing for marlin from a blimp. There's no doubt that we get some pretty amazing hunting footage here but the downside is that there are some pretty brutal things captured that really aren't that entertaining to watch. The stuff with the bear has a group of dog chasing it up a tree where two men then lasso the neck and legs before letting it down on the ground where they tie it up. In this footage the bear starts going crazy as one would expect and ends up getting ahold of one of the dogs, which screams out in pain. In the coyote segment we see a couple get shot and killed as does a large stingray. The footage is rather amazing but then again, it's hard to be entertained off of these things getting killed on screen.


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